The United Methodist Archives Center is a collaboration between the Methodist Library of Drew University and the General Commission on Archives and History for the United Methodist Church (GCAH). The Methodist Library holds print materials related to United Methodism and related denominations, including over 50,000 books. The GCAH is the official archival repository for The United Methodist Church. Its collection includes records from the various denominational agencies within the United Methodist tradition, and personal papers of several bishops, denominational leaders, and missionaries from the 19th and 20th centuries.
The materials held in The United Methodist Archives & History Center are available to anyone interested in viewing them. Patrons can view all materials in the Wilson Reading Room. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The United Methodist Archives and History Center holds one of the world’s largest collections on Methodism, with a global focus. Researchers may view all materials in the Wilson Reading Room. For questions regarding the collections, please contact email@example.com.
Find out how to access and use our collections. Open to Drew students, staff, and faculty as well as outside researchers and visitors.
Here you’ll find a brief history of Methodism as well as links to helpful resources, study guides, and other tools.
The staff of the General Commission on Archives and History is here to help with your research needs. From planning a visit to the archives to remote help by phone or email, feel free to reach out to us for assistance.